Tata Motors Kicks-Off T1 Racer Program

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In line with the company's strategic objective of making the profession of truck driving aspirational, Tata Motors today announced the second edition of its the truck driver race selection and training program (TRP 2.0).

The T1 Truck Racing Championship will act as a catalyst to induce drivers into the commercial vehicle profession, the T1 Racer Program will present shortlisted Indian truck drivers, with an opportunity to compete in the fourth season of the T1 Truck Racing Championship.

The truck racing championship will be held at India's globally renowned F1 race track - The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida.

After as stellar performances by Jagat Singh and Nagarjuna amongst others, is a testimony to the success of the Truck Racer Program, organised for the first time during the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016.

Having being trained for over three months by some of the best race instructors in India roped in by MOMA (MOMA Motorsport Management), the ‘Heroes of the Highways' took home the highest prize money ever won in an Indian motorsports event, held in 2016.

Vice President (Commercial), Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, R T Wasan said, "As a leader in the Indian commercial vehicle space, Tata Motors has always been at the forefront in introducing first-of-its-kind innovative initiatives and with the truck racing, we conceptualized the T1 Racer Program, held last year for Indian truck drivers, for the very first time."

The TRP training structure was designed uniquely, since race craft training is to be imparted to truck drivers, who had no previous exposure to track driving. Hence, the course material has been designed to make it driver-friendly, so it could be grasped by the drivers, and that too, in limited time.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 14:49 [IST]
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